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  1. Hello guys,

    I'm helping a friend who was robbed. In the video can be seen the car entering the parking zone. As you can see the car shows it's plate with the front and the back but I think that the resolution and the light are too bad to recognise something.

    I don't think that is possible to get the license plate, but maybe someone of you can do something.

    Tell me what you think.



    I couldn't find anything better sry, these are captures for the video:

    https://gyazo.com/497667e0caabd2a52e7c5201a903ceee
    https://gyazo.com/cc6e398c73dedde808ad6b7a91733749
    https://gyazo.com/e2687f629738943b421228ee324a91c8
    https://gyazo.com/5dad217afca85beb048cc45164350d0e
    https://gyazo.com/ba7573d2a57ca831c55defe4a793ee83 they park
    https://gyazo.com/60b70af75a3becd416f8c7c012d33c7d hilarious they throw rocks to the camera, they try to hit it for about 25 min (but i can still see some rocks at 22:31 and 22:45)

    https://gyazo.com/9b93406366b7aa43b59620377d066293 at 23:00 they start leaving the place
    https://gyazo.com/681d681dae0bdf1a8bc3b5a94681c15c
    https://gyazo.com/f79185ab97a0d7937c141309e8f469bd
    https://gyazo.com/bbdd80f8d0d9d934b1252e07f91e8a14
    https://gyazo.com/cde846bd631665fd672c30ad00b043f0 this guy leaves the car to open the fence
    https://gyazo.com/5204400fb9de1527c9cc0779fb8f971c and they leave

    https://gyazo.com/da3975045c2aef34fca51a2e943e6e02 I think this is the best one btw


    If you took this long to see this and there is some possibility to get something I can leave some link to the original file uploaded in mega.

    Thanks.
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    Is the original video also only 352x288?

    Low-resolution is no longer mission impossible if there is a enough large training dataset for recognition - https://www.slashgear.com/google-brain-algorithm-makes-zoom-in-enhance-almost-real-08474332/
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  3. Yes, the resolution is 352x288. I don't know how I have to get the number of the license plate.

    I don't think it can do something but thanks for the help.
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    Upload original video. Is it really originally mp4?
    Also your friend could park his car in day and at night at the same spot with known license plate number so we can see what it should look like from the same CCTV.
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  5. I think I did not explained clearly, the guy with the ban has robbed my friend.
    I'll post a link this night.
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    Originally Posted by Oto View Post
    Low-resolution is no longer mission impossible if there is a enough large training dataset for recognition -
    https://www.slashgear.com/google-brain-algorithm-makes-zoom-in-enhance-almost-real-08474332/
    This doesn't actually work. Read it again. The algorithm is guessing. That's hardly feasible for evidence gathering. It's fine for art restoring, but that's it. Nothing historical or factual can be restored like that.

    Read: https://articles.forensicfocus.com/2017/03/06/unscrambling-pixels-forensic-science-is-...ensic-fiction/
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    Not only guessing, but guessing while comparing to many known, hi-rez, "equivalent content" reference data. Which in most real-world instances do not exist.

    In the case of license plates, there are consistent, known constraints which can improve the guessing, but that's all it can be. Especially when the captured resolution of the plates themselves are often on the order of 20x12 pixels.
    That won't cut it very far in investigation/security/forensic/law-enforcement work.

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    Originally Posted by Cornucopia View Post
    That won't cut it very far in investigation/security/forensic/law-enforcement work.
    To add to this:

    Coming to sites like this to ask for advice is nice and all, but for law enforcement to act on your tips, they'll often have to recreate the evidence themselves, with a proper chain of custody (meaning digital forensic lab, not random dudes on some website forum). So even if you hand them a nice printout of a restored photo (or video frame), they'll ask where it came from. And they usually will NOT act on it until it can be verified/re-created on their end.

    Good read: https://nccriminallaw.sog.unc.edu/recent-case-on-authentication-of-surveillance-video

    The usual way that license plates are recovered is by layering subsequent frames. Sometimes you have to stabilize and resize frames. And maybe super-res the frame (before or after the merge). But you need pixels to work with, and 352x288 isn't enough.

    A lot of "surveillance" cameras are created to dupe consumers into a false sense of security. Even 20 years ago, such video was usually recorded to S-VHS (~450x480 equiv in pixels), and it was already challenging. When you have half that, forget about it. Such cameras are the "Playskool" version (aka kiddie toys) of actual cameras needed for true surveillance.
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    >And they usually will NOT act on it until it can be verified/re-created on their end.

    Sometimes they even verify psychic person "visions" so in case no other facts are known they can verify that.
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    Originally Posted by Oto View Post
    >And they usually will NOT act on it until it can be verified/re-created on their end.

    Sometimes they even verify psychic person "visions" so in case no other facts are known they can verify that.
    A license plate number recovered by the police from the original surveillance video using accepted forensic methods would qualify as sufficient evidence to question the owner of the car it belongs to.

    A plate number seen in a psychic vision should not be enough evidence to question anyone.
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